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CBS
Oct 13, 2012 6:00pm PDT
: as they get ready for the second debate, new polls show the first one was fuel for mitt romney. nancy cordes joins us with the latest from both camps. also tonight, hope for malala. the pakistani school girl clinging to life after the taliban shot her at close range. doctors see some promising signs. elizabeth palmer reports from pakistan. lessons learned on the battle fields of iraq and afghanistan are saving lives here at home. bob orr with that story. >> it's awesome. it's so big, too. i can't believe it's going down the street. >> axelrod: and mission improbable-- a space shuttle inching along the streets of los angeles on its final mission. ben tracy takes us along for the ride. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> axelrod: good evening. i'm jim axelrod. in 24 days, americans will elect a president. according to the latest national gallup poll, mitt romney now leads barack obama by two points, 49 to 47, a statistical dead heat. the state of the race has been shaken up in the last 10 days since the first presidential debate. look at florida, ape crucial state fo
CBS
Oct 9, 2012 4:00am PDT
don't think we can afford four more years like the last four years. >> reporter: both romney and president obama will campaign in ohio today, a key battleground state that many believe could make or break victory for either candidate. and there are 18 electoral votes up for grabs in ohio. early voting is already under way. >> here we go. tara, thank you so much. >>> controlling the deficit is one of the key issues of campaign 2012. this week, a group of bipartisan senators is meeting in virginia to try to keep the nation from falling off the so called fiscal cliff. the group of eight senators, four republicans and four democrats, is expected to meet for three days to try and reach a deficit reduction proposal that's acceptable to congress and the president. the fiscal cliff refers to budget control measures scheduled to take effect at year's end, including tax increases and spending cuts. >>> today attack now on the u.s. consulate in libya. one of the men responsible for the security of u.s. diplomatic in libya said he knew there were security issues there long before the dea
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 7:00am PDT
the main, underlying story lines for both candidates. so, for joe biden, does he reinforce this idea that the white house is kind of tired and out of ideas? that's what the romney campaign has been pushing. for ryan, does he underline this idea that the ticket is basically hiding their true beliefs and their true numbers? if either one of those does that, then it carries on the story line. otherwise, it's just sort of fodder for a couple of days, but it just essentially disappears. >> john, there's a generation gap between the vice president and the congressman. how do you think that will affect the tone of the debate, if at all? >> reporter: well, it will be an interesting thing to watch. you can imagine it affecting the tone in terms of remember when geraldine ferraro debated george bush, there was a gender gap in that case, and she snapped back at him when he seemed to be patronizing on the question of foreign policy. there could be a situation here where joe biden could look sort of a little, you know, look, sunny, and that would end up being kind of a gaffe. but i think other th
CBS
Oct 8, 2012 7:00am PDT
in his foreign policy posture. >> who are mitt romney's senior foreign policy advisers? we both covered the campaign of george w. bush. when he was running he early on in the campaign projected he would have collin powell as his secretary of state. he was flanked by kissinger and secretary of state schultz. >> condoleezza rice. >> others to make him look like he was a foreign policy expert. who are romney's top foreign policy advisers. >> on the one hand you have john bolton, former ambassador to the united nations who's a neocon serbtive. considered very hard line. on the other hand you have robert zel ig, considered a realest. condoleezza rice has been adv e advising governor romney. he's getting advice from george schultz, secretary of state under reagan. that backs up david sanger's point. he's got a lot of people advicing him on foreign policy. so he can be in either one of those camps if you were to look at his advisers. >> john dickerson. thank you. >>> the former top security official for the u.s. ambassador to libya is testifying to congress this week. but sharyl at kistkisson
CBS
Oct 13, 2012 5:00am PDT
if the president can do the same. >> you coached romney, brett. how would you approach him if you were the president and what would you say are his weak spots? >> well, both men are not very good when they get on the defensive. so, you know, both have to be on the offense. but that's tricky in a town hall debate because the audience is also a participant in the debate and so i think going too strongly on offense like vice president biden did a couple of nights ago would be a mistake. so you have to -- you have to balance between going on offense but also making sure you're effectively connecting with the voters in the audience. >> alan, brett mentioned we're going a town hall style format. how significantly different is that. from what we've seen over the years, how do you win here? >> it's a very different format. it's a completely different feel. brett is absolutely right this question is how aggressive you can be. the important thing for the candidates is to really listen to those questions that are being asked and be very responsive to those. people hate it when politicians duck qu
CBS
Oct 13, 2012 7:00am PDT
out, middle class, the tax bill is coming to you. >>reporter: both candidates headed back to the campaign trail. >> i feel great. >>reporter: paul ryan stopped for breakfast with his family before teaming up with mitt romney in ohio. >> there was one person on the stage with thoughtfulness who was respectful [ cheers and applause ] >> who was steady and poised. >>reporter: the obama campaign says the vice president walked away with the win, but friday the white house had to defend his answer about the deadly attack in benghazi, libya. >> we weren't told they wanted more security. >>reporter: former security officials testified this week that they had asked for more manpower. >> he's doubling down on denial and we need to understand exactly what happened. >>reporter: white house officials defended the vice president. >> matters of security personnel are appropriately disdiscussed -- discussed and decided upon by the state department by those responsible for it. >>reporter: libya is among the issues that both presidential candidates are expected to discuss in their tow
CBS
Oct 8, 2012 4:00am PDT
of debate advice for both men. >> i think paul ryan has to address some specific questions about his budget plan but he also has to make it clear that it's his budget plan, mitt romney's plan is the one that will be implemented in the white house. >> biden has to be aggressive in this debate. that's not an easy thing to calibrate. you can go overboard and he's opposing a young, earnest guy that's a boy scout. >> reporter: many democrats believe that the president's poor showing of last week won't really change the trajectory of this race unless, of course, the vice president is also perceived to lose his debate. that they fear could be a real problem. bill plante, cbs news, the white house. >>> politics overseas. hugo chavez has been re-elected. he won his third six year term following a bitter campaign. chavez spent billions of dollars from oil revenue on anti-poverty programs while attacking the west particularly the united states. chavez has been treated for cancer since 2011. to weather. first significant sign winter is around the corner. much of the southern plains to the ohio valley i
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 6:00am PDT
of the evening showdown. good morning. >> reporter: a lot riding on the race for both candidates tonight. vice-presidential joe biden and paul ryan. ryan will be trying to keep the momentum going for mitt romney. >> reporter: congressman paul ryan arrived at kentucky ahead of his first nationally televised debate. the number 2 man on the gop ticket told reporters earlier in florida, voters will see a clear choice when he faces off against vice president joe biden. >> joe biden has been on this stage before. he has been on these big stages. it's my first time. but what he can't run from is president obama's indefensible ortho. they are just offering more of the same. >> reporter: ryan will face an opponent who occasionally causes controversy with freewheeling statements but republicans also know vice president biden is a seasoned debater. >> nothing like standing up before 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 million people. >> reporter: usually vice- presidential debates don't greatly impact elections but after the president's lackluster performance at the first debate with mitt romney, many believe democra
CBS
Oct 14, 2012 6:00am PDT
"really" and more. first the headlines for this sunday morning the 14th of october, 2012. both president obama and his republican opponent mitt romney are spending the day preparing for tuesday night's debate on long island. romney is at his boston area home. mr. obama is at a resort in williams burg, virginia. millions of voters have already cast their ballots in the presidential race by voting early. the group human rights watch says syrian activists have posted videos online which provide evidence that government troops are using cluster bombs against the rebels. cluster bomb are banned by most countries because of the danger to civilians. the navy reports two of its ships collide off the east coast yesterday. no injuries were reported. the collision of an aegis cruiser, the san jacinto and a submarine the montpelier during what officials called routine training. after a night of slow but steady progress through los angeles streets the space shuttle endeavor is just about in position to launch the next chapter of its life. endeavor will be on display at the california science museum.
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